Saturday, August 14, 2010

Jet lag has its advantages

Waking at 4 am means there are more productive hours in the day. Since cleaning at that time is out of the question, crafting it is!

I tried out an angel pattern I've had for some time.

Granted, it is supposed to be an ornament, but since I used leftover cotton yarn, it turned out to be rather ginormous.

I finished up a trellis scarf started in the States and made two crocheted bracelets to match.

I printed out this doily pattern from Gloria's blog Crochet Galore many months ago. It's called Diane's Doily and last nite was my first time to give it a try.

Again, I probably should have used a different thread or yarn, but made do with what I had on hand. I'm always so happy when I try a new pattern and can actually complete it.

This is another completed project for a special friend. Just a peak as I don't want her to see the whole thing.


I think today I will switch to cross-stitching for a while. Hope your day is productive and creative!

Wishing you much peace and many blessings, Tammy

27 comments:

Susan said...

Tammy, definitely go out today and buy those flowers for your table! Make it a BIG bouquet! Susan

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Tammy Sweetie...
What a beautiful share today. I have got to tell you I am so in LOVE with this angel. What a beautiful job you did. She is so pretty. I think she would be beautiful pressed and put into a frame on a shelf or mantel by your tree. You could decorate the frame with embellishments of gold. You are so talented sweet friend.

Your Diane Doilly is also beautiful, and I can't wait to see who is on the receiving end of that beautiful project at the end. I hope once she receives it, you will show the complete project.

Wow you sure got a lot done with jet-lag, I can't imagine what you get done when you are rested.

Have a beautiful day sweet friend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Pam said...

Wow! You have been a busy girl. I'm anxious to see the complete surprise. I love the colors. I think the angel will make a lovely Christmas decoration in the large size.

Denise said...

I wish I could crochet. It's something that I never mastered. I should apologize for not stopping by to visit you! I'm so behind on all of my blogging and saw a comment that you left someone else last week but STILL didn't make it by. Shame on me! Hope you had a wonderful vacation.

Anonymous said...

Oh Tammy! You are so sweet! I got your 'surprise' package in the mail yesterday and have not been online until now!!!
and here you are beating me to an email!

I love your gifts! the crochet dishcloth is especially exquisite! I don't know how to even begin that stitch! Love that you found a scented Sachet called Carmela, do you know how hard it is for me to find anything on it with my name? hehehee.....

thanks so much for sharing your crochet heart and the 'inspired crochet chain flower!!!! I love it all....

from the bottom of my creative little heart, I thank you!

send me your mailing address...or do I use the US one on the box? ya never know what the post might bring back to you! hehehee....

ciao bella
Creative Carmelina


xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Barbara Jean said...

hi Tammy,
lOVE THE SCARF AND BRACELET YOU MADE.
i AM SO GOING INTO CREATING WITHDRAWAL! JUST TOO MANY THINGS GOING ON RIGHT NOW.

oops all caps. sorry. =)
regarding blogger changes. I'm with you keep it simple. I did not change to the new blogger. too much to figure out.
But this whole comment change is a mes. Now instead of one button to push to moderate comments, you have to push three or four.
And, while i was not getting spam before, now I am, and they are supposed to be blocking it with this new set up they did not give us a choice about.
Maybe the Lord is just telling me to get off here and do other things. But this is so relaxing to me, other than changes.

Oh, thanks for listening to me rant a bit.

blessings

barbara jean
PS sure do appreciate your visits to my place. thank you.
Hope they will jstu go back to how it was.

Melissa said...

Well, you've been busy haven't you. I can't believe you are getting up at 4am....ouch! I rolled out of bed around noon....stayed up late...but I havent been sleeping to well....waking up too much to get a good nights sleep.
I gotta learn how to crochet. The things you make are so nice, especially the one for that special friend. Im sure she'll be over joyed to get it....lovely colors;)
I wish I could be as motivated as you when it comes to crafting. I'm working on it.

glor said...

You certainly have been busy! All are lovely and I think I like them in the larger size. The angel is beautiful. Glad to see the doily worked out, my friend made it also (it's her namesake). Have a wonderful, blessed day. Be back tomorrow.

Jan said...

4am??? No wonder you have gotten so much done.

LOVE that scarf/bracelet, too. Lovely colors.

And now cross-stitch? You go girl. When I was in the mid-west in the Spring, I picked up a great cross-stitch pattern that is of old houses. It's still sitting where I left it. Maybe winter is a good time to start? Anyhow, you've inspired me to at least get out the instructions and look at it! Thanks.......

Cool hugs,
Jan

Sheila Rumney said...

Love your crocheted beauties. It reminds me of my beloved Grandma's treasures that she created. Can't wait to see your cross stitching. It is something that I dabble in when the mood hits.

Marilyn said...

Getting up early is always a plus... quiet time to do a little something for yourself. You have been busy.... hope you have a great weekend and the heat goes away!
I have a feeling I'll be listening to the humm of a lawn mower.... :)

Anonymous said...

You are one of the only people I know who could take a horrible thing like jet lag an make something positive out of it. Your crafts are fabulous as always. The angel is beautiful, even if it turned out larger than it should have due to the yarn you used. I am sure they would be a big hit around the holidays. Operation Hope will be on the wonderful recieving end of your handiwork. The necklace and bracelet are fantastic. You are getting really creative with your talents. I know they will make someone very happy. LOVE the colors on the gift for your special friend. I can't wait to see the finished product.
Good luck getting a nap today. Looking forward to seeing the cross stitching that you will put together.
I LOVED hearing Wide Open Spaces on your blog. I remember one time we answered an email that asked what song described us or something that was important to us, and this was mine. It TOTALLY reminds me of Honeoye, as I feel like there is nothing but wide open spaces there. One day I will be there. The song that described you was I Don't Wanna Be by Gavin Degraw. HA! Funny the things that a song can remind you of.

Have a great day, dear!!

Love,
Renee

Sherry from Alabama said...

You have sure used your early-morning time creatively and beautifully. Hope you get back on your sleeping schedule soon though. I'm looking forward to seeing the whole picture of that last project. I love the ice cream colored yarn. All of your work is so lovely. Thank you for coming by to visit me on this Happy Pink Saturday!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Jeannette said...

Hi Tammy! my first comment didn't take so I'll try this again? Glad you are home safe. I was up early today too but didn't accomplish anything!!!lol I must try that doily pattern - like that it is square. You did a beautiful job on all your projects! Cleaning can wait and any excuse justifies waiting!!lol I'm sure by now you are probably napping! Enjoy the rest of the weekend - Sincerely, Jeannette

Mary said...

Oh, all are so pretty! The pretty cloth you made from a pattern at Gloria's looks so much like the cloths I told you about in my email. Yours is beautiful. I hope you brought home a suitcase full of your favorite stateside yarns to use at home. Love the pretty surprise you're crocheting, too.

My Sweet Rose. said...

Hi Tammy,
Glad your nightimes are so productive, love your angel.
Hope you get back to normal soon, meanwhile I'm looking forward to see your project, The ice cream colours are delicious.
Hugs,
Angela.

Julies knitting corner said...

Hi Tammy Just starting to catch up with everyone after being away. I like your angel that is neat work. You have done so much in a short time. best wishes Julie.C

The Garden Bell said...

Don't use up all that US yarn in one week now... But, fun to see you back at it.

A24 = LUCY Attic 24
7/30/10 = Date
PIC 4 = PICTURE 4

There the code has been broken for you. I know you said you don't visit as often. This is a nice posting to stop in at.

So, now I'll code you as T'TRES.... Me... G.B....I know I'm losing my mind this week in the heat... at least no dust.

Hugs,
G.B.

Kate said...

Hi Tammy
you have such great talent there. My mama crochets and I love to see what women who do create. Thank you for your support on my blog, the comments mean so very much to me. Have a wonderful and blessed weekend.

hugs
Kate

Wendy said...

Great crafts! Your angel in the first picture is exactly like one my grandmother made me when I was little, she put two together and I use it as a little tree topper. Since she is no longer with us, it is one of my most cherished christmas ornament! My heart skipped a beat when I saw yours! Love it :)
Wendy

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

WOW! That's what I call a whole production by...what? 6:00 am????

You go girl!!!!

A Vintage Chic said...

You're such a productive & creative jet-lagged girl, Tammy! I'm impressed! Love those beautifully crocheted things...your friend will be so happy with her surprise!

I love cross stitch--haven't done it for a while...you're making me wish to pull out my supplies and finish some projects.....now I just need some more time! 4am?....maybe not!

Hope you're having a lovely weekend, my friend!

Julie

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

How wonderful that you turned your waking time to such good use.
You have been very busy and love what you have made ~ the angel is so pretty and you are so very talented with your crocheting.
I look forward to seeing the cross stitch ~ I too love doing X stitch.
Have a happy weekend and good luck with getting over the jetlag.

Hugs
Carolyn

GWENDOLYN said...

Just popping in to say Hi! You have been busy. Today I went on a long bike ride with family and about 100 other bikes. It was a benefit ride for a family that lost their loved one in a boating accident. I have been walking , eating better and lifting some weights.

Ta for now.
Gwen:)

Libbie said...

Tammy your work is beautiful! I think the bigger the better for Angel ornaments :) & is that a baby blanket you are crocheting? I love the colors! Hope your family is doing well!

erin said...

i have never had jet lag. but if i ever do i hope i am as inspired and crafty as you are!! i love the angel! thanks for stopping by my blog and for pointing out that it is indeed hotter somewhere else.......118 degrees where you are??!! how can you stand it?
take care,
erin

Linda said...

Hi Tammy,
Your work is LOVELY!!!

When you have a chance, I sent you an email - I have a little something here I want to send you, but need your mailing address.
Love,
Linda

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